June 20, 1977 – April 22, 2021
Jenn Calvao, age 43, of Lagrange, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Jenn was born June 20, 1977 in Flushing, NY. A visitation will occur Friday, April 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home, 1785 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729. A mass of Christian burial will occur Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:45 AM at St Matthew RC Church, 35 N Service Rd, Dix Hills, New York. Committal service and interment will occur Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Boyd-CaratozzoloFuneralHome.com for the Calvao family.
Among all of her passions, nothing meant more to Jenn than being a mother. It was the greatest joy in her life. So when her babies were born prematurely and passed away before they ever got to live, she took to the March of Dimes with an incredible passion. She organized auctions, she participated in walks, she organized her own online fundraisers. Because no mother should have to endure the pain she did.
And so she walked. She walked for Hayley Elizabeth, and for Nicholas Michael, and for Anthony Gianni. And now we ask that you help her accomplish one final fundraiser. The March of Dimes meant so much to her, and we know that she would be glad to know that her passing will mean new life for babies and parents who need the help she was never able to receive. So please, in lieu of flowers, we ask that anyone wishing to honor her memory donate to the cause that meant so much to her. Please click the link below to make a donation.
- Jenn's Final Fundraiser
Friday, April 30, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
April 30, 2021
I want to share with you one of my earliest memories of Jennifer that I have been reliving a lot lately. We were vacationing in the Hamptons, staying in a rental house. One morning Jennifer ran out the door in her pajamas laughing with her arms held high over her head as kids do. She was squealing with delight and was running down the sloping hill with those arms over her head. I followed her scooping her up before she left the yard. She was still laughing and then we laughed together. I remember how beautiful and happy she was. I was happy too. This is a gift of memory. I am so proud of my talented daughter for her accomplishments. And I am so sad illness took her away.